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FLASH REPORT #66 - COVID-19 Mitigation and Response

Post Date:04/20/2020 5:00 PM

The following is information about the City of San José’s response to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and reduce the number of people infected.  

City of San José
Emergency Operations Center  

Rosario Neaves, Director of Communications/EPIO: 210-823-3908
City of San José Media Line: 408-535-7777
City of San José Customer Contact Center: 3-1-1 (408-535-3500)


Updates on City of San José Services and/or Operations  

  • Park Amenities Closed to Protect Public Health: To slow and reduce the spread of COVID-19, the City of San José needs you to follow the County’s physical distancing orders and stay out of closed facilities in parks. This includes tennis courts, basketball courts, soccer fields, playgrounds, park benches, all dog parks, picnic and barbeque areas, and restrooms. Park visitors should not jump over or remove fencing to access closed areas. If public health and safety rules are not followed, the City will close parks.

Update from the County of Santa Clara

  • Data Dashboard Update: Followers of the Santa Clara County Public Health Department’s COVID-19 data dashboards may have noticed a recent jump in the numbers of confirmed cases and deaths. The Public Health Department has updated its record of confirmed cases and deaths with a new methodology. Cases will now be reported by the date of specimen collection rather than the date that confirmed positive results were reported. This moves the timing of reporting confirmed cases and deaths a few days earlier, and the change means that the numbers recently increased suddenly from 1,870 confirmed cases and 73 confirmed deaths as of April 17, to 1,922 confirmed cases and 83 deaths as of April 20. 

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A person’s risk for COVID-19 is not related to race, ethnicity or culture. City employees must abide by the Discrimination and Harassment policy, and treat colleagues and members of the public with courtesy and respect. Discrimination and/or Harassment of any kind is a violation of the policies and will not be tolerated.  



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